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Jessie Andrews

 (1867 - 1919)
Jessie Andrews was active/lived in Texas, Mississippi.  Jessie Andrews is known for landscape painter, florals, educator.

Biography   Jessie Andrews


As a female Jessie Andrews had several firsts at the University of Texas at Austin: first woman to enroll in the school, first woman graduate, and first woman to join the faculty.

Jessie Andrews became a landscape painter and poet as well as a teacher. She was born in Washington Mississippi, and in 1873 arrived in Texas with her family, which included her artist sister, Fannie Andrews. She started classes at the University of Texas in 1883 and graduated in 1886, receiving a diamond and gold medal from the male graduates for academic distinction and for a special welcome to the alumni association.

The next year she became a language instructor, again as the first female of the faculty, and she remained in that position until 1   ...  Displaying 750 of 1162 characters.

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